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June 23, 2021

Burn Ban Effective 12:01 AM Friday June 25th, 2021 until Further Notice

NEWS RELEASE
June 23, 2021
Contact: Chuck Beyer, (360) 795-3067
County Officials are Implementing Burn Ban in Wahkiakum County
Effective 12:01 A.M., Friday, June 25th, 2021, officials from Wahkiakum County is enacting a ban on all
outdoor burning. As of June 25, 2021, all land clearing, residential and silvicultural burning is banned
until further notice. This burn ban does not apply to federally managed land within Wahkiakum County.
Recreational campfires are allowed if built in approved fire pits in designated campgrounds, such as those
typically found in local, county, and state parks and in commercial campgrounds. On private land,
campfires are permitted with the landowner’s permission if built in an approved manner:
• In a metal, stone or masonry lined fire pit such as those seen in approved
campgrounds.
• They may not exceed three feet in diameter,
• They must have an area at least ten feet around them cleared of all flammable
material and at least 20 feet of clearance from overhead fuels.
• Campfires must be attended at all times by a responsible person at least 16 years old
with the ability and tools to extinguish the fire; a shovel and either five gallons of
water or a connected and charged water hose.
Completely extinguish campfires by pouring water or moist soil in them and stirring with a shovel
until all parts are cool to the touch. The use of self-contained camp stoves is encouraged as an
alternative.
For more information on local fire restrictions
Department of Natural Resources: Pacific Cascade Regional Office (360) 577-2025
Wahkiakum County Building & Planning: (360) 795-3067
For daily updates on burn restrictions, call 1-800-323-BURN or visit DNR’s website at:
www2.wadnr.gov/burn-risk then click on fire information in the far right corner. You can also
check with Southwest Clean Air Agency at www.swcleanair.org.

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